Must-have medical apps for primary care

KevinMD

Earlier this year, we put together a list of what we thought were the best medical apps for health care providers. Now at the end of 2018, we’re augmenting that list to give you a full picture of what we think are must-haves medical apps for those in primary care.

How telemedicine will revolutionize primary care

KevinMD

It has become more and more evident with time that the health care delivery system here in the United States is riddled with issues. In many ways, the system seems to step on its own feet — as the health care professionals working within it fight to make it work.

Connecting Genetics and Primary Care: NorthShore’s Bold Ambitions

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The health system’s new DNA10K initiative looks to improve the link between genomic data and primary care

Anthem, K Health team up on personalized primary care tool for members

Mobi Health News

The deal comes with an investment of "tens of millions of dollars" from Anthem to K Health.

Virtual primary care startup opens first of many in-office clinics for workers

Mobi Health News

Eden Health's latest expansion to its hybrid approach comes from a recent deal with Convene

HHS Aims To Deliver Value-Based Transformation In Primary Care

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Spending more on primary care translates to better patient outcomes, report says

FierceHealthIT

States that spend more on primary care have better patient outcomes, including fewer hospitalizations and emergency department visits, a new study concluded

Millennials demand telehealth in a move away from traditional primary care model

Mobi Health News

It is no secret that millennials are a driving force in society today, and a new survey shows that their demands and behaviors differ from baby boomer and Gen Xers, and could reshape the healthcare industry especially when it comes to primary care and telehealth

Hybrid in-person, virtual primary care startup Carbon Health scores $30M in Series B funding

Mobi Health News

Brookfield Growth Partners led the round, with participation from DCVC, Builders VC, Bullpen Capital, Javelin Venture Partners and Two Sigma Ventures.

Primary care, insurance navigation platform Eden raises $10M

Mobi Health News

The company plans to use the new money to expand its scope of care.

Humana, Doctor on Demand launch virtual primary care health plan

FierceHealthIT

Humana is teaming up with telehealth company Doctor on Demand to launch a virtual primary care health plan, called On Hand, that gives patients access to preventive care, urgent care, and behavioral health through video visits with lower monthly premiums

98point6 launches its chat-based telemedicine platform for primary care

Mobi Health News

Seattle-based 98point6 today announced the launch of its on-demand primary care platform. Through the smartphone app, patients in 10 US states can easily receive remote care from a board-certified physician through the AI and machine learning-powered service

Eden Health opens first primary care location in Convene office building

FierceHealthIT

Eden Health announced the opening of its first primary care office in a Convene office building in midtown Manhattan

With lessons from hospitality and tech, Forward expands primary care footprint on East Coast

FierceHealthIT

San Francisco-based startup Forward has dubbed itself the primary care of the future. WASHINGTON, D.C.—San Here's a look at their latest location

Will Vertical Integration Kill the Primary Care Practice?

Health Blawg

The very idea of collapsing four of the five dominant national health care insurance companies into two was therefore a nonstarter. Health insurance, pharmacy and urgent care all under one roof. Meanwhile, many traditional primary care providers are running scared.

Will Vertical Integration Kill the Primary Care Practice?

Health Blawg

The very idea of collapsing four of the five dominant national health care insurance companies into two was therefore a nonstarter. Health insurance, pharmacy and urgent care all under one roof. Meanwhile, many traditional primary care providers are running scared.

WellCare, VillageMD team up to offer in-home primary care to Houston seniors 

FierceHealthIT

WellCare and VillageMD are teaming up on a new primary care initiative in Houston.

MedPAC recommends primary care, encounter data policy fixes

FierceHealthIT

The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission is urging Congress to adopt reforms to improve the quality of Medicare Advantage encounter data and boost beneficiaries’ access to primary care.

How technology ruined, and can save, the doctor-patient relationship

KevinMD

Tech Health IT Primary Care Public Health & PolicyEach year, Medical Economics surveys physician readers to find out what irks them most. Topping the latest list: insurance paperwork, followed closely by electronic health records (EHRs). The reason is the same for both.

Innovations in primary care will make smartphones a powerful tool for improving health worldwide

Lloyd Price

Second, primary care meaningfully improves one’s health and longevity by virtue of prevention, early treatment and effective on-going management of acute and chronic issues. This marriage essentially puts primary care anywhere there is internet connectivity.

Looking to solve the primary care shortage? Deploy nurse practitioners

FierceHealthIT

Primary care is in high demand, but the ongoing physician shortage leaves plenty of access gaps. One solution? Harnessing the skills of nurse practitioners in underserved areas, according to a new report from the American Enterprise Institute.

Physician compensation increases; up 3.4% for primary care doctors

FierceHealthIT

Physicians saw an increase in median compensation from 2017 to 2018, with the largest increase for specialty physicians who had a 4.4% increase. The speciality with the largest salary jump was diagnostic radiology, up 7.71

Telemedicine and access: Leave no patient behind

KevinMD

Telehealth, using video to have an acute medical care visit, puts some of the power of choice back into our patient’s hands. Tech Mobile health Primary Care

Dr. Rob Lamberts, Direct Primary Care, and the Future of Healthcare – Harlow on Healthcare

Health Blawg

I spoke recently with Dr. Rob Lamberts – @doc_rob on Twitter – about EHRs and direct primary care. He was an avid user and proponent of the EHR, seeing it as a valuable tool for improving the quality of patient care. The change in practice transformed recordkeeping for Rob’s practice, raising the question: What does a medical record look like if it used not for billing but only for patient care? Health Care Law and Consulting.

Iora Health's digitally-backed primary care attracts another $100M

Mobi Health News

Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Iora Health, a digitally-enabled primary care provider that focuses on the senior Medicare population, announced yesterday that it has closed $100 million in Series E financing. This brings the company’s total funding to at least $223.5 million

Electronic medical record interoperability is a total mess

KevinMD

Tech Health IT Primary CareJust the other day, while I was in the middle of seeing a morning schedule full of patients, I opened one patient's chart and was thrilled to see a whole bunch of new icons in Chart Review in the electronic health record that I had never seen before.

98point6 collects another $50M for text-driven primary care delivery platform

Mobi Health News

CEO Robbie Cape said the investment will be used to meet demand, build new capabilities and ensure high-quality care

Will Vertical Integration Kill the Primary Care Practice?

Health Blawg

The very idea of collapsing four of the five dominant national health care insurance companies into two was therefore a nonstarter. Health insurance, pharmacy and urgent care all under one roof. Meanwhile, many traditional primary care providers are running scared. There are, of course, other approaches available, such as direct primary care. This will have implications for patient choice of provider, and possibly for total cost of care as well.

Will Vertical Integration Kill the Primary Care Practice?

Health Blawg

The very idea of collapsing four of the five dominant national health care insurance companies into two was therefore a nonstarter. Health insurance, pharmacy and urgent care all under one roof. Meanwhile, many traditional primary care providers are running scared. There are, of course, other approaches available, such as direct primary care. This will have implications for patient choice of provider, and possibly for total cost of care as well.

Will Vertical Integration Kill the Primary Care Practice?

Health Blawg

The very idea of collapsing four of the five dominant national health care insurance companies into two was therefore a nonstarter. Health insurance, pharmacy and urgent care all under one roof. Meanwhile, many traditional primary care providers are running scared. There are, of course, other approaches available, such as direct primary care. This will have implications for patient choice of provider, and possibly for total cost of care as well.

Will Vertical Integration Kill the Primary Care Practice?

Health Blawg

The very idea of collapsing four of the five dominant national health care insurance companies into two was therefore a nonstarter. Health insurance, pharmacy and urgent care all under one roof. Meanwhile, many traditional primary care providers are running scared. There are, of course, other approaches available, such as direct primary care. This will have implications for patient choice of provider, and possibly for total cost of care as well.

Will Vertical Integration Kill the Primary Care Practice?

Health Blawg

The very idea of collapsing four of the five dominant national health care insurance companies into two was therefore a nonstarter. Health insurance, pharmacy and urgent care all under one roof. Meanwhile, many traditional primary care providers are running scared. There are, of course, other approaches available, such as direct primary care. This will have implications for patient choice of provider, and possibly for total cost of care as well.

More primary care doctors translates to increased life expectancy

FierceHealthIT

There’s a direct link between the number of primary care doctors and an increase in life expectancy, according to a new study

Walgreens, VillageMD partner to open primary care clinics in Houston stores

FierceHealthIT

Walgreens is partnering with VillageMD to open five new primary care clinics in the Houston area, with plans to possibly expand there and in other markets

How telemedicine can help patients and solve physician burnout

KevinMD

Tech Health IT Mobile health Primary CareI have been practicing telemedicine successfully for four years. In 2015, I had to beg doctors to work in telemedicine. Because so many doctors were wary of it, I started to get licensed in multiple states, and now, I have 15 state licenses.

Industry Voices—It’s time to reimagine primary care with virtual tools

FierceHealthIT

If everyone had access to high-quality primary care, the outcome would be healthier lives and dramatic cost savings. Despite the benefits, 30% of American adults and nearly half of millennials don’t have a primary care physician

K Health launches free primary care app, announces $12.5 new funding

Mobi Health News

Personalized health information company K Health has launched a free primary care app.

How non-video telehealth can be a cure for overprescribing antibiotics

KevinMD

Tech Health IT Infectious Disease Primary CareWhen Dr. Fleming found penicillin mold in his Petri dishes in 1928, he had no idea of the impact he — and it — would have on global health.

MIPS may not be the way to reduce hospital readmissions by primary care doctors

FierceHealthIT

While the government’s efforts to cut readmission rates by decreasing payment to hospitals seems to have worked, the same strategy may not be effective for primary care physicians, according to a study

Diagnostic errors are top reason for liability claims against primary care doctors, report says

FierceHealthIT

Diagnostic errors are the leading cause of liability claims against primary care doctors and account for the highest proportion of payouts, according to a new report